History: First Issued: February 17, 2004. Last Revised: May 2, 2023.
Contact Info: Associate Vice Chancellor for Environmental Health and Public Safety (919-515-4238)
Firearms are prohibited on all university property and Endowment land, except as allowed by G.S. 14-269.2 and as permitted in sections 3 and 4 below.
“Firearm” includes rifles, shotguns, pistols, and other devices that expel projectiles by explosive force.
3. REGULATION OF FIREARMS FOR CENTENNIAL CAMPUS PRIVATE HOUSING
3.1 Owners and tenants of private residences on Centennial Campus may possess firearms in their own residences, subject to the following restrictions:
3.1.1 All firearms must be registered with University Police before they can be brought on university property, including Centennial Campus residential buildings. Registration includes providing the name of the firearm owner; the name of the person possessing it on Centennial Campus if different from the owner; the physical address, telephone number(s), mailing address, and the email address (if one exists) of the person possessing it on Centennial Campus; and the manufacturer name, model, and serial number of each firearm.
3.1.2 Firearms may not be carried on university property for any purpose except transportation to and from the Centennial Campus private residence in which they are kept. The firearms must be safely stowed during transportation and must be unloaded (no ammunition in the firearm) while being transported on university property.
3.1.3 Firearms in a private residence on Centennial Campus must be stored so that they are inaccessible to unsupervised minors and they cannot be discharged by an unsupervised minor.
3.2 The limited right to possess firearms in Centennial Campus housing does not extend to persons living in University residence halls or any housing provided to students contingent on their status as students whether on Centennial Campus or elsewhere on university property.
4. REGULATION OF FIREARMS ON UNIVERSITY RESEARCH STATIONS, FIELD LABORATORIES, FORESTS AND WOODLAND PROPERTIES AND FOR VETERINARY MEDICAL SERVICES
4.1 By delegation from the Chancellor, the Associate Dean for Research and Extension for the College of Natural Resources (“CNR”) has authority to establish operating procedures allowing the use of weapons on CNR or Forestry Foundation owned and/or operated research stations, field laboratories, forests and woodland properties for the purposes of controlling animal depredation of crops and for wildlife management.
4.2 By delegation from the Chancellor, the Associate Dean and Director of Research for the College of Agriculture and Life Science (“CALS”) has authority to establish operating procedures allowing the use of weapons on CALS or Agriculture Foundation owned and/or operated research stations, field laboratories, forests and woodland properties for the purposes of controlling animal depredation of crops and for wildlife management.
4.3 By delegation from the Chancellor, the Associate Dean and Director of Veterinary Medical Services for the College of Veterinary Medicine has authority to establish operating procedures allowing the use of tranquilizer guns/dart projectors for immobilization, drug delivery, marking, or biopsy of wildlife/zoologic animal species or feral or otherwise intractable animals, and for instructional purposes to veterinary students for the same purpose.